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Harrods heading for Dubai?

Harrods heading for Dubai?

According to Al Fayed, Dubai could soon be welcoming a Harrods 102 convenience store. These are a new addition to the well-known Harrods brand, getting their name from the first outlet which opened at 102 Brompton Road in London. The shops sell signature Harrods products, including a range of delicatessen goods. Paris, Berlin and New […]

Special summer rates at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Special summer rates at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

The award-winning Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai is offering  some great  rates from now until 1st September 2006. Stay in a one bedroom suite for their special summer rate and  enjoy  a second night for free! The 200 metre tall, 43 storey hotel is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road close to Dubai’s business centres and tourist attractions. […]

Ivy Hotel, San Diego

Ivy Hotel, San Diego

The $75 million Ivy Hotel, a new luxury urban resort in San Diego, is due to open later this year. In an annoucement released by Kelly Capital, the hotel will open in the Autumn, be managed by MTL Luxury Lodging and will be a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection. The 159-room luxury […]

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun  as a family  at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.   This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness.  Often, parents spend vacation time participating […]

And the Destination Spa of the Year award goes to...

And the Destination Spa of the Year award goes to…

The individuals, salons and spas winning through to the finals of the tenth annual British Beauty & Spa Awards have just been announced. There are too many shortlisted to cover here, for a whole host of different categories, but the finalists for the Destination Spa of the Year award are: Serenity Spa @ Seaham Hall, […]

Underwater "flights" with Deep Flight

Underwater “flights” with Deep Flight

Now here’s something a bit different. Graham Hawkes  is arguably one of the deepest thinkers in the world as he’s the  engineer behind Deep Flight from Hawkes Ocean Technologies. Without going too much into the details (see the site for more information!), his vessels are different to conventional submersibles in the way that they control […]

Hacked off Hasselhoff

Hacked off Hasselhoff

In a bizarre-sounding turn of events, David Hasselhoff has been released from a London hospital after injuring himself in a shaving accident at the Sanderson Hotel in London. He is said to have banged his head on a chandelier in the gym changing rooms, causing a shower of glass to fall on his arm and […]

W Hotels sets sights for Doha, Qatar

W Hotels sets sights for Doha, Qatar

W Hotels is heading for the Middle East once more. In addition to the already planned W Dubai Festival City, details have emerged of plans for a second hotel in Doha, Qatar. W Doha will feature 292 guest rooms, including 31 suites and 154 W Residences, multiple signature restaurants, a poolside outdoor shisha lounge, champagne […]

Shooting at Westin Habour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Canada

Shooting at Westin Habour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s Westin Habour Castle Hotel won’t have relished its recent media attention. Gunshots rang out at the CAA/AAA Four Diamond hotel earlier this week in an incident that’s thought to be drug-related. One man – a previously convicted drug dealer –  was shot in the stomach and legs but his injuries are not thought to […]

New website from Sheraton

New website from Sheraton

Sheraton has launched a new (and very orange!)  website with a greater emphasis placed upon user-generated content. Now visitors can engage in social networking and share travel experiences, photographs and tips. There will also be a ‘click-to-call’ option to enable visitors to contact a Sheraton employee and plans are apparently in the pipeline to facilitate […]

New private jet for Oprah

New private jet for Oprah

You may recall this story from earlier in the year when Oprah Winfrey had a bit of a scare with her GulfStream private jet earlier in the year. Well now apparently she  is splashing out on a new jet: a Global Express XRS from Bombardier Aerospace. She’s opted for the 10-seater model with a custom-designed […]

Los Jardines de Palerm, Ibiza

Los Jardines de Palerm, Ibiza

Avoid the Ibiza party scene and head inland to San José and you’ll discover Los Jardines de Palerm, a small hotel that overlooks the  Bay of San Antonio that is owned by the fashion photographer Christophe Brihet. This 17th Century finca has two pools and beautiful gardens. Suites start from €265 out of season, to […]

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge by La Compagnie des Comptoirs, 10 kilometres outside of Marrakech in Morocco, is a new restaurant from the Pourcel brothers of Le Jardin des Sens (in Montpellier, France) fame.  In addition to the  food and the restaurant’s party and club atmosphere is an 80m x 40m swimming pool, surrounded by sand  to […]

Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars   – including Cindy Crawford, Kevin Spacey, Alicia Silverstone, Vin Diesel and a host of TV celebrities from shows including The OC, West Wing and Baywatch, as well as musicians including members of ‘N Sync and Guns & Roses – came out to play for the red-carpet launch of the […]

Loch Lomond Seaplanes in Scotland

Loch Lomond Seaplanes in Scotland

With just one aircraft – a five-passenger Cessna Turbo Stationair – Loch Lomond Seaplanes provides Britain’s only commercial seaplane service. In addition to lunch excursions, charter services and business trips, Loch Lomond Seaplanes can also offer the opportunity to get married by a Church of Scotland minister whilst soaring above the spectacular Highlands of Scotland. […]

Nokia N72

Nokia N72

The latest in the Nokia Nseries is the Nokia N72, a phone with a 2-megapixel camera and integrated digital music player. Arguably the most stylish of all the Nseries phones, the Nokia N72 is also equipped with dedicated capture and music player keys, an integrated browser, FM radio and support for Visual Radio. It could […]